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Travel Tips
Apr 14, 2019

Easter for Families in Portland

Portland is an amazing place to visit with the family anytime of year but if you happen to be in town this Easter, you and your little ones are in for a real treat. The family-friendly city is bursting with fun activities to celebrate the holiday.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Destinations / North America
Mar 8, 2019

Food for Thought in Portland, Maine

“I wish this was our bedroom.” So said my husband after settling into The Francis after a quick 1.5-hour drive to Portland, Maine, from Boston. It would have been longer on the road in the summer, but hey, there are benefits to taking daytrips to seaside towns during the offseason. For one, there’s more time to pay attention to the small details: the incredible light streaming through three angled windows in our third-floor bedroom for the night; the beautiful woodwork detail in the lobby area on the floor and colorful tiled panels near the first-floor fireplace; the calming blue ocean hues casting a mood throughout myriad corners at this 15-room boutique hotel, thanks to local artist Kerrin Parkinson. In fact, The Francis rotates in the work of local painters and photographers every few months. We’ve already got our afternoon planned to the Portland Museum of Art, home to a temporary exhibit of Caribbean artists (who can’t use a bit of the jet stream to warm up a chilly New England afternoon?), and where we can admire household names like Renoir and Picasso.

Travel Tips
Jan 12, 2019

New England’s Luxury Stays Worth Checking Inn To

The homes of former sea captains and businessmen have new life in New England, where luxurious inns pay homage to former occupants with modern accouterments. With just 30 rooms or less, there’s plenty of relaxation and quiet.

North America
Dec 12, 2018

Maine’s Winter Family Fun

Heading north for the winter may seem like the last thing you want to do. From packing all the down-feather coats and warm boots to loading the kids up in the cold, it can seem a lot less like a vacation and more like work, but, for snow bunnies and winter-loving families, it’s all worth the effort.

Destinations / North America
Sep 20, 2018

Fall’s Maine Event

Maine boasts family fun year-round, but with fall quickly rolling in, expect more than your family’s fair share of activities and attractions.